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Toshiba P25 17" 2.8Ghz dual DVD-R capable laptop - anything better?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by David Chien, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. David Chien

    David Chien Guest

    just wondering with all of the releases coming out this summer...

    anyone know of any hints or news about upcoming laptops in this quarter
    that'll beat the specs on the Toshiba P25 notebook with 2.8Ghz P4, 17"
    wide-screen LCD, dual-swappable drive bays (so you can have dual (2x)
    DVD-R burners or swap out the internal HD and add a bay HD with 80GB
    Hitachi HDs for 160GB HD storage space + a single DVD-R burner), etc.
    (www.csd.toshiba.com)

    Seems it's still missing a few features, like built-in floppy drive,
    3.06Ghz Hyperthreaded P4, video with 64MB+ RAM, 80GB HD, and a
    higher-resolution 17" LCD panel (like those crazy Dell 8500 15"
    wide-screens with ~1900x1200 or so pixel displays).

    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80GHz
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    512MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (256MB x 2)
    17" diagonal Wide-Screen XGA Display (1440 x 900)
    NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX Go5200 GPU w/32MB DDR memory
    60GB HDD (4200 rpm)
    DVD-R/RW
    Integrated Wi-Fi™ (IEEE 802.11a/b)
    Panasonic MotionDV Studio™, Microsoft® Works
    4-USB (2.0) ports
    iLINK (IEEE 1394) port
    1-FIR port
    SD media slot
    TV-Out port
    10/100 Ethernet
    V.92/56K modemº
    Parallel port
     
    David Chien, Jul 7, 2003
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  2. YES
    Anything that says "IBM" on it
     
    Bruce Markowitz, Jul 7, 2003
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  3. I second that. As good as they can get, Toshibas will simply never reach
    IBMs in terms of quality. As simple as that
     
    Stavros Christoforou, Jul 8, 2003
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  4. David Chien

    Troy Murray Guest

    The P25 does in fact have HyperThreading if that is any consolation.

    -t
     
    Troy Murray, Jul 8, 2003
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  5. Yes IBM are excellent, but to answer the OP's actual question which IBM with a
    17" screen were you thinking off as an alternative to the P25?

    (hint there isn't one)

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    Neil Rothwell, Jul 8, 2003
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  6. David Chien

    Peace-Angel Guest

    why is it that these powerful laptops (as they say) have week Graphics
    Cards?
    Excluding the Sony and the dell models, the other computers are not
    producing a real desktop replacment
     
    Peace-Angel, Jul 8, 2003
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  7. David Chien

    David Chien Guest

    Odd.

    IBM doesn't have a 17" notebook yet!

    Also, www.pcmag.com 2002 User Reliability Survey puts Toshiba ahead of
    all of other makers as the #1 choice for reliability, satisfaction, etc.
    for laptop brands.
     
    David Chien, Jul 8, 2003
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